Archive for July 20th, 2016

Young man critical after stabbing on Seven Mile Beach

Young man critical after stabbing on Seven Mile Beach

| 20/07/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man is currently in hospital in critical condition following a stabbing in the parking lot of the Seven Mile Public Beach in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The police learned about the incident, which happened at about 2am on 20 July, after emergency personnel at the hospital called the 911 Communications […]

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Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

Minister predicts $200m price tag for port

| 20/07/2016 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has dismissed speculation that the development of a cruise berthing facility in the Cayman Islands would cost as much as $350 million, as has been suggested by local pundits, and he predicted that proposed changes would bring what was once a $150 million estimated bill to about $200 million. While government […]

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Sex offender suspect banned from Bodden Town

Sex offender suspect banned from Bodden Town

| 20/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Errington Webster was bailed by a magistrate Wednesday, after he was formally charged with four counts of gross indecency with a minor. The 54-year-old one-time political hopeful and community leader in Bodden Town was, however, banned from his district and ordered to stay with a family member in North Side on a 24-hour curfew […]

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Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

Visitor dies after snorkel trip off BT beach

| 20/07/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The ocean claimed its second victim in just two days yesterday, after a 61-year-old visitor from the United States died following a snorkel trip in Bodden Town. Police said the man encountered difficulties at around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, 19 July, while snorkeling off Frederick Beach in the heart of the district. Other people at the […]

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FCO says BOTs won’t be forgotten in Brexit

FCO says BOTs won’t be forgotten in Brexit

| 20/07/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Leaders from the British Overseas Territories meeting in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week heard that the UK will not forget them once it begins its negotiations to exit the European Union. Before the meeting got underway Richard Wood, the Head of the European Union Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, called […]

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UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

UK sends senior diplomat to head up governor’s office

| 20/07/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): In the midst of huge political changes in the UK and its Foreign Office, and with British territories facing an uncertain future, a new face has arrived in Cayman to head up the governor’s office. But Matthew Forbes is a considerably more senior civil servant than those who are usually sent to fill what […]

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Cuban group continues journey

Cuban group continues journey

| 20/07/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A group of 26 Cuban migrants reached Cayman Brac Saturday evening but the 23 men and three women on board all opted to continue their journey. Officials did not say where they were heading but most Cubans who pass the Cayman Islands are heading to Honduras. They left Sunday morning and have not returned. […]

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Police charge ex-political candidate with sex crime

Police charge ex-political candidate with sex crime

| 20/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Errington Webster (54) is expected to appear in court today after police confirmed the Bodden Town man has now been charged with four counts of gross indecency. He was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of indecent assault and gross indecency with a minor in connection with a sexually explicit video distributed on social media. Webster […]

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Elderly Caymanian’s body found near US old folks facility

Elderly Caymanian’s body found near US old folks facility

| 20/07/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS) Update:US media is reporting that police have found the body of a missing 82-year-old Caymanian who disappeared at the weekend from an assisted living facility in Tampa, Florida. Maynell Scott, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s, left the Belvedere Commons at around 7pm Saturday night. His body was found Tuesday evening in a pond […]

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Calls come for Ennis to stay as top cop

Calls come for Ennis to stay as top cop

| 20/07/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): As government officials begin interviewing the people on the shortlist for the commissioner of police post, calls are coming in from the community to put at least a temporary hold on the recruitment process to allow Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis, supported by Deputy Commissioner designate Kurt Walton, to continue their efforts to get […]

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CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hospital. They found that the former hospital board chair Canover […]

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